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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Features Animals
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Great place to share and learn

This is one of the great spots in Virginia Beach for locals and visitors. Learn about the creatures... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science

We took our grandson to the Aquarium and he was amazed. The Aquarium is laid out very well and... read more

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A 300,000-gallon tank with sharks, rays, and other aquatic species, is the main atrtaction at this popular aquarium.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (148 reviews)
“nature trail” (137 reviews)
“marine life” (104 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811
+1 757-385-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the great spots in Virginia Beach for locals and visitors. Learn about the creatures that live in the area and the ocean. Well worth the time to visit. Even my 1 y/o grandson found it facinating!

Thank lpeterson518
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grandson to the Aquarium and he was amazed. The Aquarium is laid out very well and interesting for all ages.

Thank fillupone
Reviewed 1 week ago

First building with seals is nice, second building nothing really but otters. Pricey for what you see. For price I expected more like myrtle beaches ripleys aquarium. Great place for kids.

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium during our vacation to Virginia Beach. Small but nice place. Enjoyed the visit.

Thank Pew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandchildren love the aquarium. There’s so much to see and do. Always go to a movie while we there. The snack bar has healthy snacks for kids. Some exhibits change which is great. The visit start outside with huge tank of seals.

Thank Doris Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hands on exhibits and educational displays. Staff and volunteers were incredibly nice. Not crowded which is why I chose a winter visit. Also, if you play Pokemon there are a ton of pokestops to visit. :)

Thank Shannanigans S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone. Great exhibits and hands-on activities. Superb acquarium and very modern attractions.

Thank 312lawrencem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a group visit with 15 people and we had a fun time. A great couple place or family outing. It was raining so we didn't explore outside areas but that is an option too.

Thank robynvitto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was with the family including 6 years old boys. All enjoyed. Price must be 2 times less for quality offered but one time OK.

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Aquarium is nicely laid out, and has a very nice collection of animals. Our Granddaughter loved seeing " Dorie" and the sea lions. We enjoyed our visit immensely

Thank stndglasLenoirNC
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Dee M
22 September 2017|
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Response from Ryda086 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Wednesday... it was crowded... but I would agree, staff handle it well. I think there were a couple buses there from camps and what not. I would bet that Sundays are less crowded.
Mauricio T
9 June 2017|
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Response from Valerie B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't know they had lockers either but we didn't need them.